Case Snapshot
Case ID: 18467
Classification: Neglect / Abandonment, Vehicular
Animal: cat
More cases in Strafford County, NH
More cases in NH
Login to Watch this Case

New features are coming soon. Login with Facebook to get an early start and help us test them out!



Images for this Case

For more information about the Interactive Animal Cruelty Maps, see the map notes.



Friday, Aug 19, 2011

County: Strafford

Disposition: Open
Case Images: 1 files available

Suspect(s) Unknown - We need your help!

The Dover Police Department is conducting an investigation into the death of a cat that occurred Friday, Aug. 19.

The cat was discovered in the parking lot of the Cocheco Valley Humane Society with significant trauma and died a short time later. Video surveillance in the area revealed that at approximately 11:12 a.m., the occupants of a gray four-door sedan, possibly a Chevy Cavalier, entered the lot of the Cocheco Valley Humane Society, reversed direction, stopped the vehicle and let the cat out of the car. The vehicle then drove off and while doing so, the rear tires of the vehicle struck the cat.

The investigation is currently being conducted as cruelty to an animal, however, the intent of the driver will be significant in determining what if any charges are brought. Dover Police Capt. Bill Breault said the Humane Society was open when the driver brought the cat there and it is not known why the person did not bring the cat inside to surrender it since that may have been the original intent.

The trauma to the cat from the vehicle is what killed it, Breault added. The cat was a male, about 5 months old and black. The animal was wearing a green and white flea collar and appeared to have been adequately cared for.

Police are requesting the public's assistance in identifying the driver and occupants of the vehicle. If you have information, please call the Dover Police Department at 603-742-4646.

If you have information on this case, please contact:
Dover Police Department
603-742-4646

References

« NH State Animal Cruelty Map
« More cases in Strafford County, NH

Note: Classifications and other fields should not be used to determine what specific charges the suspect is facing or was convicted of - they are for research and statistical purposes only. The case report and subsequent updates outline the specific charges. Charges referenced in the original case report may be modified throughout the course of the investigation or trial, so case updates, when available, should always be considered the most accurate reflection of charges.

For more information regarding classifications and usage of this database, please visit the database notes and disclaimer.